Cephaeline


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Cephaeline

A chemical compound found in ipecac that irritates the stomach lining and triggers the vomiting reflex.
Mentioned in: Ipecac
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Variation in emetine and cephaeline contents in roots of wild Ipecac (Psychotria ipecacuanha).
Psychotria acuminata is a medicinal plant from which emetine, cephaeline, and psychotrine are extracted, to be used as expectorants and emetics.
Production of the alkaloids emetine and cephaeline in callus cultures of Cephaelis ipecacuanha.